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VB6 Eat Vegan Before 6:00 (Hardcover) by Mark Bittman

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About the Book

The bestselling author and popular "New York Times" columnist gives an innovative and easy diet plan, complete with recipes. By eating vegan every day before 6: 00 pm, readers can lose weight and dramatically improve their health.

Book Synopsis

If you're one of the millions who have thought of trying a vegan diet but fear it's too monotonous or unfamiliar, VB6 will introduce a flexible way of eating that you can really live with for life.

Six years ago, an overweight, pre-diabetic Mark Bittman faced a medical directive: adopt a vegan diet or go on medication. He was no fan of a lifelong regimen of pills, but as a food writer he lived--and worked--to eat. So neither choice was appealing. His solution was a deal with himself. He would become a "flexitarian."

He adopted a diet heavy in vegetables, fruits, and grains by following a healthy vegan diet (no meat, dairy, or processed foods) all day. After 6:00 p.m. he'd eat however he wanted, though mostly in moderation. Beyond that, his plan involved no gimmicks, scales, calorie counting, or point systems. And there were no so-called forbidden foods--he ate mostly home-cooked meals that were as varied and satisfying as they were delicious.

He called this plan Vegan Before 6:00 (VB6 for short), and the results were swift and impressive. Best of all, they proved to be lasting and sustainable over the long haul. Bittman lost 35 pounds and saw all of his blood numbers move in the right direction.

Using extensive scientific evidence to support his plan, the acclaimed cookbook author and food policy columnist shows why his VB6 approach succeeds when so many other regimens not only fail, but can actually lead to unwanted weight gain. He then provides all the necessary tools for making the switch to a flexitarian diet: lists for stocking the pantry, strategies for eating away from home in a variety of situations, pointers for making cooking on a daily basis both convenient and enjoyable, and a complete 28-day eating plan showing VB6 in action.

Finally, Bittman provides more than 60 recipes for vegan breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, as well as non-vegan dinners that embrace the spirit of a vegetable- and grain-forward diet.

About The Author

MARK BITTMAN is one of the country's best-known and most widely respected food writers. His How to Cook Everything books, with one million copies in print, are a mainstay of the modern kitchen. Bittman writes for the Opinion section of New York Times on food policy and cooking, and is a columnist for the New York Times Magazine. His The Minimalist cooking show, based on his popular NYT column, can be seen on the Cooking Channel. His most recent book, VB6, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.41 Inches (H) x 6.42 Inches (W) x .99 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.06 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 276
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Vegetarian
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Mark Bittman
Language: English
Street Date: May 21, 2013
TCIN: 14428361
UPC: 9780385344746
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-2923
Origin: Made in the USA
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1.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
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Very misleading.

1 out of 5 stars
Haley - 2 years ago
Agree with everything the other reviewer said - vegan is NOT a diet. To be vegan by the very definition of the word is to live the lifestyle FOR the animals, and you do it 24/7, forever. It is not part-time and it is not "flexible", as the book cover says. Any other reason for eating this way (your health, the environment, etc) is called "plant-based". Implying that someone can care about the animals "only before 6:00" really hurts the movement, and therefore hurts the animals. The concept of this book really sucks. If you want to go plant-based for your health, there are better books about there. If you want to go vegan for the animals, then there are WAY better books out there.
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Vegan is NOT a diet!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
jbdean - 4 years ago
This book promotes the misconception that vegan is a diet. It’s not. Vegan is a lifestyle lived 24/7/365. This “diet” is just plant based. Once you eat meat of any kind, use animal bi-products (eggs, dairy), wear animal products, have furniture that is animal products, you cannot call yourself a vegan. So a “vegan diet” is actually living completely animal-free in everything you do in life. Being vegan also means we don’t exploit animals for personal gain or enjoyment (like animal circuses, zoos, aquariums, sea animal amusement parks, dog shows, dog & horse races or breed animals for money, etc). This book is misleading and damaging to what truly being vegan is.
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